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Upcoming Workshops - DAAD-funded Project 'Teaching German in a Transcultural World', online (01. – 02.02.2023)

Registration is open for a series of online workshops on the theme of identity as part of the DAAD-funded project 'Teaching German in a Transcultural World' at the University of Birmingham, UK. The events on European identity are open to students, teachers, academics and others. The first workshop already took place on 18-19 January. The next events take place at 16:00-19:00 UK time on 1-2 February and 22-23 February. 

The events will be held online (on Zoom). To receive the Zoom link, please register using the following link:

ANN: Book Presentation: The Habsburg Monarchy as a Fiscal-Military State 1648–1815, 2 February 2023, 18:30pm

Invitation to a Book Presentation:

William D. Godsey and Petr Maťa (eds.), The Habsburg Monarchy as a Fiscal-Military State: Contours and Perspectives 1648-1815

2 February 2023 at 18:30

CFP: Industrialization in Upper Silesia in the 'Age of Extremes' A Cultural History of Economics, ca. 1890-1950

Conference / Call for Papers
Industrialization in Upper Silesia in the 'Age of Extremes' A Cultural History of Economics, ca. 1890-1950

Date: June 1-2, 2023

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2023

Place: Dresden, Germany

Organizers: JP Tim Buchen, Steffen Heidrich (Center for Central and Eastern Europe / TU Dresden)

CFP (Conference): Rethinking Carnival from the Pre-modern to the Present, 5-8 October 2023, Frankfurt (Deadline 30 March 2023)

Research on celebration of the Carnival tradition in different times and places has provided a rich lens into fields ranging from political and social history to the history of everyday life and questions about intangible cultural heritage.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kira Thurman
Reviewer: 
Jeremy Zima

Zima on Thurman, 'Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms'

Kira Thurman. Singing Like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021. 368 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-5984-0

Reviewed by Jeremy Zima (Wisconsin Lutheran College) Published on H-German (January, 2023) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Author: 
Erik Grimmer-Solem
Reviewer: 
J.P. Short

Short on Grimmer-Solem, 'Learning Empire: Globalization and the German Quest for World Status, 1875-1919'

Erik Grimmer-Solem. Learning Empire: Globalization and the German Quest for World Status, 1875-1919. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 668 pp. $44.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-48382-7

Author: 
Adrian Daub
Reviewer: 
Emily Bruce

Bruce on Daub, 'The Dynastic Imagination: Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany'

Adrian Daub. The Dynastic Imagination: Family and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Germany. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. 253 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-73773-7; $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-73787-4

Author: 
Jean-Michel Johnston
Reviewer: 
Robert Radu

Radu on Johnston, 'Networks of Modernity: Germany in the Age of the Telegraph, 1830-1880'

Jean-Michel Johnston. Networks of Modernity: Germany in the Age of the Telegraph, 1830-1880. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021. 304 pp. $80.75 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-19-259894-3; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-885688-7.

Reviewed by Robert Radu (Universität Bonn) Published on H-German (October, 2022) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Author: 
Helen Roche
Reviewer: 
Tim Mueller

Mueller on Roche, 'The Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas'

Helen Roche. The Third Reich's Elite Schools: A History of the Napolas. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022. 544 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-872612-8.

Reviewed by Tim Mueller (Chester and Fourth) Published on H-German (September, 2022) Commissioned by Jasper Heinzen (Department of History, University of York)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=58077

Author: 
Julia E. Ault
Reviewer: 
Tobias Huff

Huff on Ault, 'Saving Nature under Socialism: Transnational Environmentalism in East Germany, 1968-1990'

Julia E. Ault. Saving Nature under Socialism: Transnational Environmentalism in East Germany, 1968-1990. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. xiii + 262 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-316-51914-1.

Reviewed by Tobias Huff (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) Published on H-German (August, 2022) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Author: 
William L, Patch
Reviewer: 
James Chappel

Chappel on Patch, 'Christian Democratic Workers and the Forging of German Democracy, 1920-1980'

William L, Patch. Christian Democratic Workers and the Forging of German Democracy, 1920-1980. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 340 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42411-0.

Reviewed by James Chappel Published on H-German (July, 2022) Commissioned by Matthew Unangst (SUNY Oneonta)

Printable Version: https://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=56137

Author: 
Corinna Treitel
Reviewer: 
Frank Uekoetter

Uekoetter on Treitel, 'Eating Nature in Modern Germany: Food, Agriculture and Environment, c.1870 to 2000'

Corinna Treitel. Eating Nature in Modern Germany: Food, Agriculture and Environment, c.1870 to 2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 404 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-18802-0; $34.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-63839-2.

Reviewed by Frank Uekoetter (University of Birmingham) Published on H-German (May, 2022) Commissioned by Jasper Heinzen (Department of History, University of York)

Author: 
Hope M. Harrison
Reviewer: 
Julia Sonnevend

Sonnevend on Harrison, 'After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present'

Hope M. Harrison. After the Berlin Wall: Memory and the Making of the New Germany, 1989 to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Illustrations. 2019. 478 pp. $34.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04931-4

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